Killeen Police and Fire Departments Investigate an Apartment Fire

Killeen, TX (March 7, 2022): Killeen Police and Fire Departments are investigating the death of a female located inside a structure fire.

On Monday, March 7, 2022, at approximately 1:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Lake Road in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters with the Killeen Fire Department were on scene and making entry into one of the apartments due to heavy smoke. One victim was located inside, and paramedics immediately started life saving measures.

The female victim was pronounced deceased at 2:44 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification next of kin.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit and Arson Investigators with the Killeen Fire Department continue to actively investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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